Catholic Twitter’s Bieber — The Photo Journalism Edition

Justin Bieber

A few day’s ago, I asked the lighthearted question, “Who’s Catholic Twitter’s Justin Bieber?” I actually meant the question seriously, and you actually treated it seriously by offering great suggestions of our own realm of social media influencers who have the capacity to “get stuff done” with 140 characters or less in a well timed tweet.

Well today it’s time to have some fun. With the help of my good buddy Ashley Collins, I now present a lighthearted look at some of the candidates for the title of “Catholic Twitter’s Justin Bieber”. Please note — in case it’s not obvious — that Ashley and I have taken some creative license with the hairstyles of our nominees. I think the majority of them would take this in the spirit it’s intended, but since none of them have been consulted or offered formal approval to have their hairstyles “Bieberized”, I’ve already booked an appointment for my next Confession.

So now, without further ado… Catholic Twitter’s Justin Biebers:

His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan

His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan

@CardinalDolan
His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan was named Archbishop of New York by Pope Benedict XVI on February 23, 2009

Fr. Robert Barron

Fr. Robert Barron

@FrRobertBarron
I am a Catholic priest, author, and creator and host of the award-winning documentary series CATHOLICISM

Fr. James Martin, SJ

Fr. James Martin, SJ

@JamesMartinSJ
Fr. James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, contributing editor at America and author of ‘Between Heaven and Mirth’ and ‘The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything.’

Elizabeth Scalia

Elizabeth Scalia

@TheAnchoress
Managing Editor (Cath) Patheos.com; blog as The Anchoress; columnist at firstthings.com, contributor to The Catholic Answer, Author, Strange Gods…

Father Roderick Vonhögen

Father Roderick Vonhögen

@FatherRoderick
Dutch Catholic priest, CEO of the Star Quest Production Network (www.sqpn.com); RKK TV and Radio host.

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert

@StephenAtHome

Patrick Madrid

Patrick Madrid

@patrickmadrid
Catholic author & radio host

Brandon Vogt

Brandon Vogt

@BrandonVogt1
Catholic husband, father, blogger, writer, and speaker. I love books.

Fr. Steve Grunow

Fr. Steve Grunow

@FrSteveGrunow
assistant director: word on fire catholic ministries

And just to be fair, since I’ve subjected everyone else to the “Bieberized Hairdo”… Your humble servant…

Lisa Hendey

Lisa Hendey

@LisaHendey
Catholic Wife & Mom, author, speaker & editor of CatholicMom.com. Book of Saints for Catholic Moms & Handbook for Catholic Moms.

…and our illustrious designer

Ashley Collins

Ashley Collins

@ASonofBosco
Prone to Bouts of Enthusiasm

Ashley Collins, Director for E-Ministry for Peter and Paul Ministries. A graduate of Southern Catholic College with a bachelor’s in Philosophy, he currently lives in Chicago and works for the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office for Mission Education and Animation as their Social Media Coordinator.

If we’ve missed any Bieber-licious Catholic Tweeters, feel free to list their names in the comments below. Hairdos are optional.

About Lisa M. Hendey

Lisa Hendey is the founder and webmaster of CatholicMom.com and the author of The Grace of YesA Book of Saints for Catholic Moms and The Handbook for Catholic Moms. Lisa writes for several online and print publications, enjoys speaking around the country and is a frequent television and radio guest and host. Visit her at LisaHendey.com.

  • http://www.thedeaconspeakin.com Deacon Sean Smith

    I’ve never been more thankful to be unimportant in the Catholic media scene than I am right now!

    • lisahendey

      What do you mean Deacon Sean, you’d rock the Bieber do!! Unfortunately Ashley only has limited amounts of time to sit around doctoring photos for Fresno housewives…

  • lisahendey

    Frankly, I think Elizabeth, Fr. Jim and Brandon pull off the Bieber hairdo pretty well!

  • http://www.peterandpaulministries.com Ashley Collins

    This is hysterical!

    It was so much fun I had a hard time stopping!

  • lisahendey

    Looking great Ashley! Thanks for sharing your genius! If something happens at the Archdiocese, you have a future in tabloid journalism.

    • http://www.peterandpaulministries.com Ashley Collins

      LOL. Catholic Tabloids… hmmm

      I see a tumblr account in the future…

  • http://www.wakingupcatholic.com Chad Torgerson

    Love it! I’d do anything just to have hair – Bieber-licious or not! ;-)

    • lisahendey

      Chad, see Ashley STAT. His rates are great and his results are pretty memorable!

  • http://www.donnacooperoboyle.com Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle

    Very nice addition to a Friday afternoon after an extra busy work day! Love it!

  • http://www.catholicvote.org/discuss/?author=14 Patrick Thornton

    Are you sure that’s Bieber hair because I think it might be Voris hair?

  • http://www.aquinasandmore.com Ian

    Well, I would have more hair with his do but I don’t think the trade-off is worth it.

  • Sarah the unBieberized Reinhard

    Oh. My. Word.

    I have no words. Just snort laughs. Probably fir the rest of the night!

    • http://www.peterandpaulministries.com Ashley Collins

      You know how hard I tried to Bieberize you, Sarah? You’re hair in your photos was just too much to cover up!

  • Thinkling

    Michael Voris

    (duck and cover)

  • Ric

    Isn’t Archbishop Chaput also a Catholic Justin Bieber? Would be great to see him in that hairstyle.


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